Author Archives: Verity Jones

Iceberg of disagreement

This was new to me. Not the differing forms of disagreement, but that someone bothered to put it into a simple but convincing hierarchy. Nice! Figure: “Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement” from clear refutation to mere vituperation, based on the essay … Continue reading

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Unbelieveable adjustments

It is very gratifying to see adjustments of temperature data from surface stations getting some attention again. You could say I started blogging due to that very issue. One of my first posts back in November 2009 was Climate Fast … Continue reading

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Mists of time, missed

In mid-November NASA released an ultra-high-resolution computer model simulating how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. It is visually stunning – all those colours and swirls and detail – see for yourself:

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. A quiet year. I hadn’t realised the break in posts was so long, or that gallopingcamel had helped keep things going with quite so many posts. Here’s … Continue reading

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I believe in global warming

There’s been a little song running through my head today while I make mince pies and wrap presents. I thought you might enjoy it. They said children won’t know what snow is They said it’s a disaster for earth

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Countering Consensus Calculations

Guest Post by Peter Morcombe (gallopingcamel) The Kyoto Protocol Elites around the world tend to believe that rising levels of CO2 in our atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate changes.  Collectively they wield enough power to shape energy policies in many … Continue reading

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A troll by any other name

Einstein’s advice for dealing with ‘reptiles’ over a century ago. A letter to Marie Curie, found among a newly published collection of Albert Einstein’s papers, was written at a time when she was facing vilification by the press. It begins: “Do not laugh at me … Continue reading

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Dog days, black dogs and sitting on thistles

I can’t promise to get back into blogging in the same way as before, but my absence does bear an explanation.  It is a case of ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.  Oftentimes you have to take a few … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Redemption

While watching an old favourite last night, it occurred to me that, with small changes, one scene suited a modern take: Man in Suit: Sir, your files say you’ve worked hard to align your business with our new global principles. … Continue reading

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Robinson and Catling model closely matches data for Titan’s atmosphere

Posted by Peter Morcombe, April 2014 “Climate Science” is a strange discipline that makes all kinds of claims that lack any valid mathematical basis. For example, the Arrhenius hypothesis: “The selective absorption of the atmosphere is……………..not exerted by the chief … Continue reading

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